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It bringeth foorth at the top of the branches little _yellow_ floures, and afterward small rough whitish and flat huskes, and almost round fashioned like bucklers, wherein is contained a flat seede almost like to the seed of castell or stocke gilloflers, but greater.
The treasures of this world may well be compared to huskes, for they have no kernell in them, and they that feed upon them, may soon stuffe their throats, but cannot fill their bellys; they may be choaked by them, but cannot be satisfied with them.
2733: What's past, and what's to come, is strew'd with huskes
619: The fresh-brooke Mussels, wither'd roots, and huskes
2189: Leauing them but the shales and huskes of men.